Kongeriket The Kingdom

When Roy and Carl’s parents die suddenly, sixteen-year-old Roy is left as protector to his impulsive younger brother. But when Carl decides to travel the world in search of his fortune, Roy stays behind in their sleepy village, satisfied with his peaceful life as a mechanic.

Some years later, Carl returns with his charismatic new wife, Shannon – an architect. They are full of exciting plans to build a spa hotel on their family land. Carl wants not only to make the brothers rich but the rest of the village, too.

It’s only a matter of time before what begins as a jubilant homecoming sparks off a series of events that threaten to derail everything Roy holds dear, as long-buried family secrets begin to rise to the surface…

The Kingdom is a simmering and complex thriller full of unexpected twists, devastating family legacies and an ever growing body count.

“I read The Kingdom and couldn’t put it down…suspenseful…original…this one is special in every way.”
–Stephen King

A majestic oratorio of brotherly love that will transport the reader to hairpin turns where brakes will fail, and to waters ready to drag you under. Nesbø’s voice is powerful, and the road to atonement a rough rollercoaster. The Kingdom exceeded all my expectations.”
–Sofi Oksanen

A The Sunday Times “Best thriller books of the year 2020”
A Kirkus “Best Mystery & Thrillers of 2020
New York Times “16 New Books to Watch for in November”
A TIME  “The 42 Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2020”
A Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine “the Year’s Best Books”
A Read It Forward “Favorite Books of 2020”
A Read It Forward “Favorite Reads of November 2020”
A The Lineup “13 Scary Books We Can’t Wait to Read This Fall”
A Buzzfeed “13 New Thrillers That Will Make You Lose Sleep This Fall”
An Amazon Book Review “12 must-read mysteries and thrillers coming this fall”
A New York Post “The best new books to read this week”
A CrimeRead “The Best Reviewed Crime Novels of the Month: November 2020”
A CrimeRead “7 International Crime Novels You Should Read This November”

Photo: Stian Broch Jo Nesbø
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